<![CDATA[MMA RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/14/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/14/kamaru-usman-vs-emil-meek-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Kamaru Usman enters this fight with a 11-1 record and has won 55 percent of his fights by knockout. Usman has won his last 10 fights and is coming off a September win over Sergio Moraes. Usman is averaging 4.07 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 51.8 percent. Usman is averaging 4.34 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Usman hasn’t lost since his 2013 fight with Jose Caceres and is coming off an impressive first round knockout. In the…

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Kamaru Usman and Emil Meek fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Kamaru Usman enters this fight with a 11-1 record and has won 55 percent of his fights by knockout. Usman has won his last 10 fights and is coming off a September win over Sergio Moraes. Usman is averaging 4.07 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 51.8 percent. Usman is averaging 4.34 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Usman hasn’t lost since his 2013 fight with Jose Caceres and is coming off an impressive first round knockout. In the win, Usman produced 16 significant strikes and dominated his way to victory. This will be Usman’s fifth fight since 2016, and the 29-year-old is climbing the rankings steadily with this run he’s on currently. Usman is a known striker with accuracy and knockout power, but he also has a deep background in wrestling and has produced 20 takedowns in his six UFC fights. Usman is a really polished grappler and comfortable on the canvas despite just one career submission victory. This will be Usman’s first fight in Missouri. 

Emil Meek enters this fight with a 9-2-1 record and has won 78 percent of his fights by knockout. Meek has won his last four fights and is coming off a 2016 win over Jordan Mein. Meek is averaging 3.33 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 37.5 percent. Meek is averaging one takedown with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Meek looked sharp in his UFC debut in which he landed 96 strikes and was able to survive three takedowns. Meek showed a solid ground game and the ability to get out of danger on the canvas, which makes him a dangerous fighter when you add his striking ability. Unfortunately, that debut was over a year ago, as Meek’s bout with Nordine Taleb was canceled due to an injury. So, it’s going to be interesting to see how Meek looks early on this fight considering he’s somebody who usually fights twice a year. Meek is a volume striker who has won seven of his nine pro fights by knockout. This will be Meek’s first fight in Missouri.

Meek could have the more pure knockout power in his strikes, but I still need to see him against quality competition. Meek has spent much of his career beating up on no name fighters and is just now starting to add patches to his belt. Usman is a proven fighter who has looked great under the UFC banner and hasn’t lost in quite some time. Usman is also the bigger fighter who has a reach advantage of two inches, which is key when both of these guys rely a lot on their striking. Win or lose, this is the fight where we learn about Meek and his potential.

Give me Usman to win this bout.

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:10:43 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105932
<![CDATA[Paige VanZant vs. Jessy Rose-Clark UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/14/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/14/paige-vanzant-vs-jessy-rose-clark-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Paige VanZant and Jessy Rose-Clark fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Paige VanZant enters this fight with a 7-3 record and has won 43 percent of her fights by decision. VanZant has won five of her last seven fights and is coming off a 2016 loss to Michelle Waterson. VanZant is averaging 3.44 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 52.9 percent. VanZant is averaging 1.72 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 38.1 percent. VanZant hasn’t fought since December of 2016, as her fight against Jessica Eye was canceled…

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Paige VanZant and Jessy Rose-Clark fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Paige VanZant enters this fight with a 7-3 record and has won 43 percent of her fights by decision. VanZant has won five of her last seven fights and is coming off a 2016 loss to Michelle Waterson. VanZant is averaging 3.44 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 52.9 percent. VanZant is averaging 1.72 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 38.1 percent. VanZant hasn’t fought since December of 2016, as her fight against Jessica Eye was canceled due to a back injury and various other issues. It’s going to be interesting to see VanZant’s form given how long she’s been out of the octagon and if there’s any lingering issues physically. As for her style, VanZant is a balanced fighter for 23 years old, as she’s very aggressive in the clinch, is a polished grappler and has a strong ground and pound. There’s not much VanZant can’t do in the octagon, but you would like to see her improve her wrestling considering she’s been submitted in two of her last three fights. Either way, VanZant is one of the more intriguing young fighters on the UFC roster with a chance to shoot up the rankings if she can take care of business in fights like this one. This will be VanZant’s first fight in Missouri.  

Jessy Rose-Clark enters this fight with a 8-4 record and has won 50 percent of her fights by decision. Clark has split her last six fights and is coming off a November win over Bec Rawlings. Clark is averaging 6.73 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 58 percent. Clark is averaging two takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 66.6 percent. Clark won her UFC debut by producing 101 significant strikes and two takedowns, earning the split decision. Clark has proven to be a capable striker who lets her hands go at times and is a tough fighter with a respectable chin. Clark has never been finished in any of her fights and has decent takedown ability, something she lived up to in her first fight under the UFC banner. Clark has above-average athleticism and has produced two knockouts and two submissions in her seven victories, although three of her last four fights have ended in split decisions. This will be Clark’s second fight in Missouri. 

It’s going to be interesting to see how VanZant bounces back after so much time out of the octagon and dealing with so many physical issues. She’s obviously young enough to overcome those things, but this is somebody who was on the rise and taking two or more fights a year to climb up the rankings. Clark was solid in her debut, landing a ton of strikes and showing her takedown ability. You could certainly make a case for the Australian, but assuming VanZant is healthy and ready to go, I’m going to side with the American. VanZant has more variety to her game and the aggressive clinch and grappling will force Clark to do more than just strike her way to victory. Regardless, this fight will tell us more about Clark, as she improves her resume with better competition. 

I’m siding with VanZant to get the nod here.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:05:01 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105485
<![CDATA[Uriah Hall vs. Vitor Belfort UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/14/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/14/uriah-hall-vs-vitor-belfort-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Uriah Hall and Vitor Belfort fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Uriah Hall enters this fight with a 14-8 record and has won 79 percent of his fights by knockout. Hall has split his last six fights and is coming off a September win over Krzysztof Jotko. Hall is averaging 3.13 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 53.1 percent. Hall is averaging one takedown with an accuracy percentage of 41.1 percent. Hall snapped a three-fight losing streak with a knockout victory that earned performance of the night honors. Hall…

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Uriah Hall and Vitor Belfort fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Uriah Hall enters this fight with a 14-8 record and has won 79 percent of his fights by knockout. Hall has split his last six fights and is coming off a September win over Krzysztof Jotko. Hall is averaging 3.13 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 53.1 percent. Hall is averaging one takedown with an accuracy percentage of 41.1 percent. Hall snapped a three-fight losing streak with a knockout victory that earned performance of the night honors. Hall now looks to win back-to-back fights for the first time since 2015. There’s not many secrets with Hall, as he’s a pure striker at heart who has heavy hands with one-punch knockout potential, and he uses his knees and legs just as well. Hall is always one strike away from completely turning around a fight and his last four victories have come by knockout. Even on the ground, Hall is a threat to end things with a solid ground and pound attack. This will be Hall’s first time fighting in Missouri.  

Vitor Belfort enters this fight with a 26-13 record and has won 69 percent of his fights by knockout. Belfort has split last 10 fights and is coming off a June win over Nate Marquardt. Belfort is averaging 1.63 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 46.9 percent. Belfort is averaging 1.05 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 60 percent. Belfort is coming off his first decision victory in 10 years and has a chance to win back-to-back fights for the first time since 2013. Belfort has also announced that this will be his last UFC fight when he posted a message for his sister who has been missing for the last 15 years. Despite being 40 years old, Belfort is a balanced fighter who has a proven ground game, but its striking ability that's most dangerous, as he has one punch knockout ability and is great with his legs. An explosive fighter with a boxing background, Belfort is still a serious threat in the octagon despite his struggles and inconsistencies over the years. This will be Belfort’s first time fighting in Missouri.  

At this point in their careers, Hall is the more explosive, stronger and more athletic fighter due to the age difference. Hall also has a five inch reach advantage over Belfort and the longer legs. Given that both of these guys rely on their striking, there’s a lot of signs pointing to Hall winning this fight, and he’s probably the smart pick. However, don’t underestimate the heart of a fighter. This will be Belfort’s last time in the octagon and you know he’s going to do everything he can to get the victory. Somebody who has put so much into the sport doesn’t want to leave the cage with a loss. Belfort looked good in his last bout and still has some of that power left in those hands.

I could very well be making the wrong pick and thinking with my heart a little bit, but I’m picking Belfort to win this fight.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:08:53 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105479
<![CDATA[Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 1/14/18]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2018/01/14/jeremy-stephens-vs-doo-ho-choi-ufc-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Jeremy Stephens enters this fight with a 26-14 record and has won 65 percent of his fights by knockout. Stephens has split his last 12 fights and is coming off a September win over Gilbert Melendez. Stephens is averaging 2.99 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 40.6 percent. Stephens is averaging 1.22 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 36.4 percent. Stephens continues to be hit or miss and is looking for back-to-back victories for the first…

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Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi fight Sunday during UFC Fight Night 124 at the Scottrade Center.

Jeremy Stephens enters this fight with a 26-14 record and has won 65 percent of his fights by knockout. Stephens has split his last 12 fights and is coming off a September win over Gilbert Melendez. Stephens is averaging 2.99 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 40.6 percent. Stephens is averaging 1.22 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 36.4 percent. Stephens continues to be hit or miss and is looking for back-to-back victories for the first time since 2013-14. The good news is Stephens is coming off an impressive victory in which he earned fight of the night honors. When in good form, Stephens is an aggressive fighter who throws a lot of strikes and can take a beating. Stephens has only been knocked out once in his career despite 14 losses, and that’s rather impressive given his style. Stephens is also a good grappler who has executed 27 takedowns on the UFC level and has shown he can hold his own on the canvas despite not having a submission victory in over a decade. This will be Stephens’ second fight in Missouri. 

Doo Ho Choi enters this fight with a 14-2 record and has won 79 percent of his fights by knockout. Choi has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a 2016 loss to Cub Swanson. Choi is averaging 5.58 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 52.4 percent. Choi is averaging 0.77 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 20 percent. Choi hasn’t fought since the fight of the year in 2016, as he was supposed to meet Andre Fili in July, but he pulled out due to injury. Choi has really shined in his four UFC fights and managed to more than hold his own against a veteran who always comes prepared. Choi is a violent, accurate striker with obvious knockout power and has the advantage against most when he’s standing up. Choi hasn’t shown much of a ground game up to this point with limited takedown success, but he’s a tough out regardless as long as he can fight his fight and avoid the canvas. This will be Choi’s third fight in the United States.

It’s going to be interesting to see how Choi handles this fight considering he’s been out of the octagon for more than a year and is somebody who usually took at least two fights per year. Could there be some rust early? We know what Choi brings to the cage, as his striking attack and power isn’t catching anybody off guard. The problem is Stephens is one of the tougher fighters in the sport who can take a punch and keep coming. Stephens will be able to hold his own with Choi on the standup, but he is also the more balanced fighter who can take the South Korean out of his comfort zone and force him to win a fight we haven’t seen him win much in the past. I expect Stephens to grapple a bit and wear down Choi before going to work in the later rounds.

Close and interesting matchup between two guys with heavy hands, but I give the edge to Stephens.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:50:21 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105461
<![CDATA[Khalil Rountree vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk UFC 219 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 12/30/17]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/30/khalil-rountree-vs-michal-oleksiejczuk-ufc-219-pick-preview-odds-prediction#comments Khalil Rountree and Michal Oleksiejczuk fight Saturday during UFC 219 at the T-Mobile Arena.

Khalil Rountree enters this fight with a 7-2 record and has won 57 percent of his fights by knockout. Rountree has split his last four fights and is coming off a July win over Paul Craig. Rountree is averaging 1.4 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 41.6 percent. Rountree is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Rountree has improved to 2-2 under the UFC banner and has a chance to win three fights in one year for the…

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Khalil Rountree and Michal Oleksiejczuk fight Saturday during UFC 219 at the T-Mobile Arena.

Khalil Rountree enters this fight with a 7-2 record and has won 57 percent of his fights by knockout. Rountree has split his last four fights and is coming off a July win over Paul Craig. Rountree is averaging 1.4 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 41.6 percent. Rountree is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Rountree has improved to 2-2 under the UFC banner and has a chance to win three fights in one year for the first time in his career. Rountree is known for his striking ability, as he has one punch knockout power and uses his legs just as well. In his first round knockout win in his last bout, Rountree landed 15 significant strikes to end things rather easily. Rountree isn't the best wrestler in the world, but he can strike from anywhere and can quickly turn around a fight with his power whether standing up or on the canvas. This will be Rountree’s second fight in Las Vegas.

Michal Oleksiejczuk enters this fight with a 12-2 record and has won 67 percent of his fights by knockout. Oleksiejczuk has won his last nine fights and is coming off a May win over Riccardo Nosiglia. Oleksiejczuk will replace the injured Gokhan Saki, who is out with a knee injury, and he’s making his UFC debut with this fight. Oleksiejczuk is a former TFL champion and hasn’t lost since his 2014 bout with Marcin Wojcik. Oleksiejczuk is mostly known for his toughness and his raw punching power, as his last three fights have ended in knockout, and four of his last seven fights have ended in the first round. Oleksiejczuk is dangerous with his standup, but his ground game will be tested and it’s important to see him against better competition. A lot of opponents Oleksiejczuk has faced are either really inexperienced or simply not very good, so we’re going to learn a lot more about the 22-year-old. This will be Oleksiejczuk’s first time fighting outside of Poland.

I need to see more of Oleksiejczuk before I pick him against UFC veterans. Oleksiejczuk has never fought outside of his home in Poland and has beat up on a lot of subpar fighters. Rountree has looked good in each of his last two fights and has the advantage in raw punching power. So, if this is a standup battle, which it’s likely going to be, you have to give the edge to the more powerful Rountree. Oleksiejczuk’s resume simply isn’t good enough for me to pick him in his first major fight against a quality opponent. 

I like the American to get the nod here.

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Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:23:22 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=105128
<![CDATA[Alexis Davis vs Liz Carmouche 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/09/alexis-davis-vs-liz-carmouche-9-december-2017-ufc-fight-night-preview-and-predictions#comments The preliminary card at UFC Fight Night this weekend will see a fight in the women’s flyweight division between American fighter, Liz Carmouche, and Canadian fighter, Alexis Davis. Both fighters are ranked in the top 10 for this division meaning we should be able to witness a very competitive and high quality fight.

Liz Carmouche is currently ranked 10th in the flyweight division and will enter this fight with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses. This is not a great record and the American will be desperate to improve this. At age 33, this is make…

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The preliminary card at UFC Fight Night this weekend will see a fight in the women’s flyweight division between American fighter, Liz Carmouche, and Canadian fighter, Alexis Davis. Both fighters are ranked in the top 10 for this division meaning we should be able to witness a very competitive and high quality fight.

Liz Carmouche is currently ranked 10th in the flyweight division and will enter this fight with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses. This is not a great record and the American will be desperate to improve this. At age 33, this is make or break for Liz Carmouche so she will be feeling lots of pressure. Liz Carmouche is used to the big stage so I don’t expect her to feel too much pressure as she enters this fight.

On the other side of the coin, Alexis Davis is currently ranked number 3 in the division and will be very keen to win since it will get her very close to a shot at the title. Having fought 25 times and with a record of 18 wins and 7 losses, Davis is experienced and knows how to fight. While Liz Carmouche is also a very good fighter, I think that she is no match for Alexis Davis who should win this match.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good enough price to bet on Alexis Davis to win this fight outright. This is a good price for any stake so a bet is understandable and should be profitable.

 

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:12:13 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104714
<![CDATA[Scott Holtzman vs Darrell Horcher 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/09/scott-holtzman-vs-darrell-horcher-9-december-2017-ufc-fight-night-preview-and-predictions#comments Scott Holtzman will be in action this weekend as he takes on Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night. This fight is set to take place between two Americans meaning that they will both want to win the fans. We should be looking forward to a lot of action in this matchup as it is a lightweight fight meaning tons of action.

Scott Holtzman is 34-years-old meaning that he is closer to the end of his career than at the start of it. At this point, he will know that any loss might mean the end of the road. That puts a ton of pressure on the fighter that has…

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Scott Holtzman will be in action this weekend as he takes on Darrell Horcher at UFC Fight Night. This fight is set to take place between two Americans meaning that they will both want to win the fans. We should be looking forward to a lot of action in this matchup as it is a lightweight fight meaning tons of action.

Scott Holtzman is 34-years-old meaning that he is closer to the end of his career than at the start of it. At this point, he will know that any loss might mean the end of the road. That puts a ton of pressure on the fighter that has only managed to rack up 12 professional fights. This is a big occasion for Holtzman and it will be interesting to see if he is able to handle the pressure of being on the main card of a UFC event.

On the other side of the coin, Darrell Horcher is coming off a win in his last event which was also a UFC Fight Night. That will give this fighter a lot of confidence and he will look to use that in this event. A win here is important for Horcher since he is not young either so it is the time he starts winning to make a big impact in the UFC.

With all that in mind, I think that Darrell Horcher will get the job done. He has the experience of winning at this stage before and I think that will be enough for him to get a win in this fight. We are getting a good price on this bet so that is my suggestion.

 

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:35:42 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104711
<![CDATA[Marlon Moraes vs Aljamain Sterling 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/09/marlon-moraes-vs-aljamain-sterling-9-december-2017-ufc-fight-night-preview-and-predictions#comments UFC Fight Night will take place this weekend and the main card will see 29-year-old Marlon Moraes take on Aljamain Sterling in a fight in the Bantamweight division. A win will do both fighters a mountain of good in terms of making the next level in the UFC so I think we should be able to watch a really entertaining and close fight.

Aljamain Sterling is currently ranked 7th in this division by the UFC meaning that he is one of the top fighters in the division. He is still a little bit away from the top but he is turning into a very talented and…

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UFC Fight Night will take place this weekend and the main card will see 29-year-old Marlon Moraes take on Aljamain Sterling in a fight in the Bantamweight division. A win will do both fighters a mountain of good in terms of making the next level in the UFC so I think we should be able to watch a really entertaining and close fight.

Aljamain Sterling is currently ranked 7th in this division by the UFC meaning that he is one of the top fighters in the division. He is still a little bit away from the top but he is turning into a very talented and successful fighter. Moraes in a replacement opponent for Sterling and I think that might be an issue for the American as he will not have prepared for this style of fight during his training camp.

Marlon Moraes enters this fights being ranked as number 5 by Sherdog in the Bantamweight division. This would indicate that a few more wins might put him on track for a shot at the title. That should be enough to get Moraes motivated and pumped up and as a result he is going to be my prediction to win this big fight.

As far as betting is concerned, I think we are getting a really good price on Marlon Moraes to win this fight. Moraes is unpredictable and with Sterling not prepared for him, I think he should get the win. Moraes rarely takes his fights the full distance so I think that betting on this fight to end by submission or knockout is a good option as well.

 

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Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:19:27 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104708
<![CDATA[Jason Knight vs Gabriel Benitez 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/09/jason-knight-vs-gabriel-benitez-9-december-2017-ufc-fight-night-preview-and-predictions#comments UFC Fight Night will see a featherweight clash in the main card between American fighter, Jason Knight, and Mexican fighter, Gabriel Benitez. Both of these fighters are coming off losses in their previous fights so I am expecting a hard fought contest since they will both want to turn around the tide.

Jason Knight is considered to a real street fighter who has been fighting for a long time. Currently aged 26, this is the time when the American needs to start getting some impressive wins so he can move up in the rankings. Jason Knight is known to…

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UFC Fight Night will see a featherweight clash in the main card between American fighter, Jason Knight, and Mexican fighter, Gabriel Benitez. Both of these fighters are coming off losses in their previous fights so I am expecting a hard fought contest since they will both want to turn around the tide.

Jason Knight is considered to a real street fighter who has been fighting for a long time. Currently aged 26, this is the time when the American needs to start getting some impressive wins so he can move up in the rankings. Jason Knight is known to put on a show as he has won multiple fights of the nights and as a result, we can expect a good performance from him.

On the other side of the coin, Gabriel Benitez will look to upset the home crowd and get a win for Mexico over the USA. In Mexico and Latin America, Benitez has made a name for himself but unfortunately, he is yet to live up to that hype in the UFC. This will give him a chance to get a win and move up in the rankings so I think he will want to do that desperately. Having said that, Jason Knight is a very talented fighter and I don’t think Benitez will be able to keep up.

With my prediction being a win for Jason Knight, I think betting on that result is a good play. We are getting a good price and that makes it a good option. In addition to that, I like this fight to end up submission since 13 out of 20 of the wins for Knight have come by this result.   

 

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:40:27 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104687
<![CDATA[Cub Swanson vs David Ortega 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/mma-picks/2017/12/09/cub-swanson-vs-david-ortega-9-december-2017-ufc-fight-night-preview-and-predictions#comments The main event for UFC fight night will take place between two of the better fighters in the featherweight division as Cub Swanson takes on Brian Ortega. Both of these fighters are from California so I am sure that they will both want to perform in front of their home fans.

Cub Swanson is currently ranked 4th in the division and he will know that he is close to getting a shot at the title. The American is a deadly fighter but at his age, he knows that this might be his last shot at the title. This is a must win fight for Cub Swanson since a loss…

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The main event for UFC fight night will take place between two of the better fighters in the featherweight division as Cub Swanson takes on Brian Ortega. Both of these fighters are from California so I am sure that they will both want to perform in front of their home fans.

Cub Swanson is currently ranked 4th in the division and he will know that he is close to getting a shot at the title. The American is a deadly fighter but at his age, he knows that this might be his last shot at the title. This is a must win fight for Cub Swanson since a loss would make it hard for him to challenge for the title.

On the other side of the coin, Brain Ortega enters this fight having never lost in mixed martial arts. Ortega is much younger and he seems to be in better physical shape when compared to his opponent. Brian Ortega is deadly when it comes to submission and it is highly likely he will try to make this fight a ground fight since that is where he is more comfortable.

With all that in mind, I think that this will be a very close fight that Brian Ortega will win. Ortega is looking in much better shape in my opinion and I think that will allow him to control this fight, especially in the latter stages when Cub Swanson might tire. As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a pretty good price on Brian Ortega to win this fight so I think that will probably be the best bet we can make. In addition to that, I like this fight to end by submission so that is another possible wager which looks profitable.

 

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:27:30 -0500 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=104684